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this evening. 24-year-old james eagan holmes is under arrest. the police say that he booby trapped his apartment before heading to the theater to carry out the attack. we have a team of correspondents covering this rapidly developing story, including the biggest mystery of all, the motive. first we'll turn to barry petersen. >> reporter: for theater goer this is started as a very special night for the many fans of batman movies. the suspect bought a ticket for the 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police ch
james holmes to go on this deadly rampage. yesterday authorities finally gained access to his explosives filled apartment as jim axelrod reports. >> the bomb squad in aurora, colorado used their own small explosive device to disable the booby traps james holmes allegedly set at his apartment, the fbi agent is in charge. >> it went very, very well. the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> investigators broke through windows and used a camera to look around inside, revealing a trip wire attached to the front door and 30 homemade grenades. aurora police chief dan oakes. >> make no mistake, okay, in apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> by saturday night, all of the explosive devices had been removed, analyzed and taken to a remote location to be destroyed. >> now the james holmes apartment has been cleared, fbi teams will spend the day inside gathering evidence, also today, those residents of the building where james holmes had his apartment should be able to return to their homes. >> for su
the shooting the suspect james holmes mailed a package to the university of colorado anschutz medical campus where he had been a student. the package had been sent to a psychiatrist who was also holmes' professor but that package wasn't discovered until monday, three days after the shooting. this story is just breaking tonight and our senior correspondent john miller has details. john, what do we know? >> reporter: scott, this was not unexpected. as we reported, u.s. postal inspectors have been searching through the mailboxes near the suspect's home looking for letters or packages james holmes might have sent out. they didn't find any, but now we know that's because the package had already been sent even before the shooting. on monday afternoon, investigators scoured the mail room at the university of colorado and found what they've been searching for-- a piece of mail from the alleged shooter, james holmes. but before opening it, the sheriff's bomb squad handled it with a robot and took an x-ray just in case there were explosives inside. sources say the letter was from a pent-up holmes to o
holmes tossed at least one gas canister into the packed theater, then opened fire. victims have described a horrific scene. people running, diving for cover, we're told a few used their own bodies to protect loved ones. some bleeding, but still alive, literally crawled from the theater to safety. others never made it out. in all, 71 people were hurt. several remain in critical condition. over the next hour, we will bring you updates from aurora and tell you more about the survivors of this tragedy and the 12 people who will never come home. adam house israeli live in aurora outside the suspect's apartment. >> we spoke last week, moved closer. we're 90 feet or so from the front of the complex. go across the street, this is the complex where everything has been focused since early, early yesterday morning. if you look through the window, you'll see one of the investigators inside. there are atf agents, f.b.i. agents, and the aurora police department. they put up black plastic over the windows. you can see where they knocked the windows out throughout the day. that's part of the way they had
to doing that, opening the door to the apartment of this man, 24-year-old james holmes, a man that police say spent the past few months stockpiling weapons and ammunitions -- am mu mission, i should say -- ammunition i should say with a plan targeting men, women and children gathered together for fun in the theater bea hind me me -- behind me watching the latest batman movie. police say safety is their main priority as they delicately try to figure out how to get into holmes' apartment and disarm what appear to be explosives and insydney ary devices inside. here is the chief of police. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby-trapped with various insidniary chemical devices and apparent trip wires. we have an active and difficult scene there. >> adam house she live outside the uh -- adam howsley is live outside the apartment complex. >> we will give alive look. wree a block away. we are not down wind. we are up wind from where this explosion could take place. this is the way the scene has been for 24 hours now, maybe a little longer. you can seat fire equipment here, st
delicately try to figure out how to get into holmes' apartment and disarm what appear to be explosives and insydney ary devices inside. here is the chief of police. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby-trapped with various insidniary chemical devices and apparent trip wires. we have an active and difficult scene there. >> adam house she live outside the uh -- adam howsley is live outside the apartment complex. >> we will give alive look. wree a block away. we are not down wind. we are up wind from where this explosion could take place. this is the way the scene has been for 24 hours now, maybe a little longer. you can seat fire equipment here, stationary, the hook and ladder truck outside. they just put up a tent so some of the bomb technicians can get out of the sun and go through the plan here. there are a number of federal agencies here, local agencies, fire trucks, ambulances, the entire area has been evacuated. five apartment buildings have been evacuated. we are by the nearest apartment that was not evacuated. everybody is trying to see wha
: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to move on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. >> no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. >> there was nowhere to hide cht. >> reporter
, james eagan holmes, dressed in riot gear, burst into the packed theater through an emergency door. he set off two canisters, possibly filled with tear gas, and opened fire. holmes was a ph.d. candidate in the neuro science program at the university of colorado. but according to the university, the 24-year-old was in the process of withdrawing. prior to today, holmes only brush with the law was a speeding ticket from last year. he's expected to appear in court for the first time on monday. now to how events unfolded inside the theater. the chaos erupting about 30 minutes into the movie. at 12:39 local time according to "the denver post." >> shooting at century theaters. 300 east alameda avenue. they say somebody's shooting in the auditorium. there is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> within a minute, a minute and a half, police were on the scene. >> out of one of the theaters, we were seeing s.w.a.t. vehicles rolling up here -- >> 15, i've got seven down. >> copy, we'll notify fire, seven down in theater nine. >>
controversy. >> there is a jim holmes of aurora, colorado page on the colorado tea party site as well. >> bill: abc news making significant mistake on the early coverage of the massacre. bernie goldberg will have some thoughts on that. >> the ncaa is imposing a fine of $60 million on the university. >> bill: penn state gets hammered. its football program cut way back for at least four years in the wake of the sandusky child molestation scandal. but is the punishment enough? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks forever watching us tonight. guns murder and the u.s.a. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. far left idealogues are demagoguing the mass murder in colorado. they want gun control in the country. uber liberal bill moyers is the poster boy for that. >> the killer in colorado waiting only for an opportunity. and there you have it. the arsenal of democracy transformed into the arsenal of death. and the nra, the nra is the enabler of death. paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a corps i don't kn
monsters like james holmes in colorado. another memo to bill moyers? this week marks the one year anniversary that some nut shot and killed 77 human beings in norway. norway. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. 24-year-old james holmes appeared in court today. he will be charged next week you can see how bizarre this guy is colorado has the death penalty and odds are this guy will get it. joining us from the mile high city colorado prosecutor craig silverman and fox news anchor jon scott has been covering the story from the very beginning, did great work for us on friday night what's the headline today, john? >> his first court appearance judge appearance for yourself. onk hair detached expression. to me, it looks like he is some where vacillating between sorrow, drowsiness and bemused attachment when he is appearing in that courtroom filled with the weeping victims and their family members. the people he is accused of shooting. when asked whether he understood his rights holmes lawyer spoke for him as far as weekend tell, he didn't say a word. as bad as the shooti
as friends and family of the alleged shooter james holmes ask how could he do such a thing? and as they search for clues in one of the nation's worst ever mass shootings, authorities are carefully trying to enter his booby trapped apartment today, saturday, july 21st, 2012. >>> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. good morning, i'm savannah guthrie in aurora, colorado. lester is on assignment today in london. jenna wolf is back in studio 1-a. good morning. >> good morning. it's been more than 24 hours since the shooting. can you tell it's a little bit about what the mood is like over there? >> jenna, this is a town that is in shared heartbreak. people are just so stunned that another mass shooting could happen in the denver area. of course, just 13 years after the shooting at nearby columbine high school which is only about 15 miles from where we are right now. want to bring you up to date on what we know this morning. 12 people have been killed, 58 injured. 11 of the victims are in critical condition at this hour. the gunman has been identi
, as friends and family of the alleged shooter, james holmes, asks how could he do such a thing? and as they search for clues in one of the nation's worse ever mass shootings, authorities are carefully trying to enter his booby-trapped apartment today, saturday, july 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in aurora, colorado. lester is on assignment this morning in london, and jenna wolfe is back in studeio 1a in new york. jenna, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you. it's now been 24 hours since the shooting. can you tell us a little bit about what the mood is like over there? >> jenna, this is a town that is in a shared heartbreak right now. people will just so stunned that another mass shooting could happen in the denver area, of course, 13 years after the shooting at nearby columbine high school, which is only about 50 miles from where we are right now. we want to bring you up to date on what we know this morning. 12 people have
appearance since the horrific tragedy that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured. james holmes had dyed orange/red hair and seemed dazed and glassy eyed. sometimes closing his eyes as the hearing proceeded. he didn't say anything in court and seemed disconnected. even when the judge talked about the victims. >> for protection order if you'd hand a copy. shall not possess or control a firearm or other weapon. shall not consume alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. and not to commit any new offenses. >> investigators are now looking at his computer and other items found in his apartment trying to piece together who he is and why he allegedly walked into a movie theater and started shooting innocent people. holmes reportedly began struggling at school this past semester doing poorly on exams. police say it was during this time he began buying a huge amount of ammunition online. around that time, some time in may, he began buying guns from local shops. in early june, he suddenly dropped out of the ph.d. program. and a few weeks later, he applied to join a gun club. leaving such a b
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and talk to him. >> on july 2nd, holmes ordered a bulletproof vest, knife, and other gear online. police say it looks like holmes was planning this for months. adding to the shock for people in aurora, colorado. thousands attended a vigil for the victims on sunday. president obama met with their families last night and today he talked about the victims who served in the military during a speech to the veterans of foreign wars. >> these patrons were willing to serve in faraway lands yet they were taken from us here at home. yesterday they conveyed a message to their families on behalf of all americans. we honor your loved ones. we salute their service. and as you summon the strength to carry on, we stand with you as one united american family. >> joining me now is clint van zandt, a former fbi profiler now an nbc news analyst. and dave cullen, author of "columbine." it's the definitive book about the shootings at columbine high school in 1999. thanks to both of you for being here tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> clint, let me start with you. >> sure. >> what struck you about james hol
james holmes in a mailroom in their medical campus on monday. it was addressed to one of holmes' former professors. the package reportedly includes writings and drawings about killing people. "outfront" tonight, ed lavandera in aurora, colorado. ed, what else is the university saying about this package? >> reporter: well, it's been really hard to get people to speak on the record about these packages we've known about since monday. in fact, it caused the evacuation of some of the buildings on that campus for a short time on monday. but it was quickly determined there wasn't any explosives or hazardous materials to deal with. now we're learning what was inside those packages, perhaps much more frightening to people, that perhaps james holmes himself mailed this package to a psychology professor, according to nbc and cbs reports this evening, and saying that the packages included writings of killing people and also crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. that package sent, obviously that garnering a great deal of attention today. but there is a gag order in place that has really kind
holmes at odds just days after she filed for divorce. why did she do it in new york? is she worried she's being followed? did scientology play a role in the split? we'll have new details. >>> elation and heartbreak, the u.s. olympic team rounding out its members with an exciting weekend of gymnastic, swimming and track and field trials. and there will be more drama for a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. natalie, look at some of these weekend temperatures. 108 in memphis, 107 in birmingham, 113 in columbia, south carolina. it just keeps going. the commute is shaping up to be a trying one for millions of people in the storm battled mid-atlantic. >> a lot of people suffering. a lot saying it could take emergency crews to restore power for 2 people who have been in the dark
several young children. police say one suspect identified as 24-year-old james holmes is under arrest. and barry peterson is at the scene this morning in aurora. barry, what is the latest? >> reporter: well, the numbers have adjusted just a little bit. 12 dead. originally they were worried that it would be 14. that's good. but there are now 16 people listed as critical. that's not so good. another 33 who have been taken to area hospitals. the youngest victim, a 3-month-old child, we're told, was treated and released. this gunman walked into the theater through an exit door apparently from the right as you face the screen. nobody has said he said anything. he just started shooting in a very random way. threw a tear gas canister, some sort of gas canister, and basically opened fire. now not automatic fire, but bang, bang, individual shots at individual people. as you can imagine, it was pandemonium. and we'll share with you now some of the stories that the witnesses have been telling since this incident. >> the door swings right open. the emergecy exit door. somebody walks in. dressed a
. >> some shouting now. >> james holmes' apartment, we know he had loud music playing. we've heard maybe it was on a timer set to play around midnight. the question i have, is did he start playing loud techno music to draw a cop call and therefore set off all the booby traps there were laid out? >> i understand the theory, but we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts that had someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device and would have killed or severely injured who opened the door and would have started a very big fire. that would have been a big challenge for our fire department. >> if that happened before the theater incident, that could have diverted a lot of your resources? >> potentially, yes. two simultaneous crises at once. >> this area has been through three major shootings in the last 13 years. >> this law enforcement community and the larger community, was shaped by columbine in a way that i'm not sure people realize around the rest of the country. we practice and practice and situations. we were all ready and vi
. >> you have the right to be advised of the charges. >> we learned suspect james holme was a psychiatric patient while a practiced student at the university of colorado him psychiatrist is the school's director of student mental health services. she didn't answer today when we knocked. >> dr. fendon? >> prosecution and defense teams are now fighting over a notebook holmes made to fenton that may refeel clueses about the massacre. homeholeles' p attorney says it's confidential between doctor and parent. the doctor never received the notebook but i she had a duty to warn. >> a duty to warn or protect. >> bus there's chance he kept his plan secret. >> it's possible the psychiatrist had very little information from james holmes at the time that this happened. >> james holmes will be back in court on monday. he is facing potentially hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. two big questions tonight. will the prosecution's venally seek the death penalty against holmes and will he mount an insanity defense? >> ama: the theater chain is rais
appearance in a few hours. 24-year-old james holmes accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58. he's being held in isolation right now. police say he is not cooperating. but they continue to uncover some twisted new clues. >>> a deadly accident 100 miles southeast of san antonio, 11 people killed, 12 others injured when police say one pickup truck veered off u.s. highway 59 and slammed into two large trees last night. police say it was a one vehicle accident. 23 people were loaded inside both the truck's bed and cab. border patrol will assist with this investigation. radioactive fallout from japan's nuclear plant may cause as many as 2500 cancer cases worldwide. 1300 cancer deaths. that's according to a study by scientists at stanford university. >>> and there's an investigation by japan's ministry of health, labor and welfare into reports that workers at the damaged plant were told to use led covers over their detection devices to hide the severity of the radiation release. >>> now you see it. now you don't. the implosion of an old 17-story hotel in new orleans known as the grand palace,
. also ahead for you, a closer look at the arsenal that holmes he massed. >> he was a very tense weekend in the middle east with the u.s. stepping up its presence around syria providing more help to the rebels. how far will our government go? we'll have a live report from the middle east. >> but first, of course, our top story here. the man accused of one of the worst shooting massacres in u.s. history will make his first court appearance in a few hours. police say it could take months before we know why he carried out this senseless act of violence during a midnight movie premier. 24-year-old james holmes accused of killing 12 people, wounding 58 people including mothers, fathers, members of the military, even a 6-year-old girl. eight are still in critical condition this morning. >> we are learning that budding scientist allegedly was planning this for months. his apartment was rigged with trip wires, gas canisters that a gun range owner was so scared by him that he rejected him a month ago. and it could have been a lot worse. had a rife well a 100 round drum magazine not jammed. >> we
will be filed in a few hours from now against james holmes, the accused gunman in colorado. >> holmes will not be charged with the death of an unborn baby whose mother was critically injured in the shooting. >> for me is james holmes going to prison for the rest of his life, never see fresh air again? >>> a couple in crystal springs, mississippi, said they have to find a new place to get married just because they're black. >>> six flags in viejo, california, a roller coaster got stuck 150 feet in the air. >> vollmer, the first woman ever under 56 seconds. that will complete your olympic dream. >>> a hug for the first lady after a win in game one. >>> i like governor palin but based on her background, i think that was a mistake. >>> we have to take a little break and make some money. >>> she's our vanna white. >> again, condescending. >> all all that matters. >> we have to tell the majority of the people what they want to do is unconstitutional and go away. >> on cbs "in morning." >> moms and dads may have the hardest job of the games. >> stick it! yeah! captioning funded by cbs >>> we
is overseeing the criminal part of james holmes' criminal case has it moves forward, he did allow cameras in the courtroom as we documented and you saw yesterday for his initial hearing. but that judge has now made the decision the next time james holmes appears in a courtroom here in colorado, the cameras will not be allowed inside. and that hearing is scheduled for next monday. and as you mentioned, john, that's when prosecutors will begin laying out the criminal charges against james holmes. >> what more have you learned about the explosives in the holmes apartment? >> reporter: you know, investigators have been describing it as a sophisticated set-up that james holmes created inside the 800 square foot apartment where he was going to school. but law enforcement tells cnn there was an elaborate some of some 30 grenade-like ieds scattered throughout the living room connected to a circuit box with spaghetti-like wires and all was a sophisticated move, including gallons of gasoline and containers of gasoline that were designed to increase the thermal effect of the explosion. and they say
the shooting suspect james holmes mailed a package to the university of colorado campus in aurora which was received on monday and forced the evacuation of a building. it was holmes himself who told police where to find it. cbs news says the package was addressed to a psychologist and contained a letter talking about shooting people along with scribbling showing the gunman shooting victims. we're going to have a full report from aurora in a few minutes. >>> six days after the mssacre in aurora, colorado, gun control is a very hot topic on the campaign trail. he waited five days to enter the fray. president obama is now front and center on the debate. telling the national urban league in new orleans yesterday some weapons sales need to be restricted. >> i, like mostamericans, believe the second amendment guarantees an individual the right to bare arms. but i also believe a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not criminals. >> mitt romney does not see it the same way. he believes tighter gun control laws would do little to stop a massacre like the o
. james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist before the rampage. this information coming to light as two of the victims are laid to rest. elizabeth has more details. >> reporter: the court filings reveals that james was under the care of a doctor. he doesn't reveal the extent of the treatment but it does say she was the intended recipient of that package which was confiscated by investigators. media reports reveal that dr. franklin was reprimanded by the colorado medical board for prescribing medication to family members while not keeping up updated medical charts. meanwhile, the profiling, to get that notebook will be addressed monday during his arraignment. he faces 12 counts of first-degree murder charges and many more depending on the district attorney carol chambers. >> we want to see how aggressive they want to be. if you charge first degree and serious bodily injury for a bunch of victims there is a lot of medical records and lots of doctors. the trial could stretch out to epic proportions. >> meanwhile, today is mourning for people here in the city have colorado but across the na
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